CJP praises ‘defenders of Constitution, judiciary’ – Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial praised those who defended the Constitution and the judiciary at a time when “some forces sought to overthrow the system with political motives”.

The CJP said of PPP Senator Raza Rabbani’s observations that “many people supported the Constitution and this member defended it.” The speaker’s judgment case.

Shortly after submitting his presidential nomination, Raza Rabbani asked the Supreme Court to consider the case “all constitutional bureaucrats violated and circumvented constitutional procedures.”

“As if this wasn’t enough, I had to set an example for each violation and others to follow.” Raza Rabbani went on to say that it is becoming increasingly difficult to defend this document (the Constitution) “for a mass of civilians to blaspheme the institutions functioning under the Constitution.”

Intolerance leads to fascism, warns Raza Rabbani.

“If this happens, history tells us that the end result will be the USSR or a fascist state,” the former Senate chairman said.

The CJP, who serves as a Supreme Court judge of five justices hearing presidential references seeking interpretation of section 63A, has asked Rabbani not to be too pessimistic.

“If people like him believe in the Constitution, there’s nothing to worry about,” CJP said. “Criticism hurts, but it is also unfortunate that tolerance for dissenting opinions is disappearing. But the truth will triumph in the end. And this institution (the judiciary) exists to provide justice for all.”

Chief Justice Umar Bandial all praised the PPP for “toughness to always uphold the Constitution despite great adversity.”

political wilderness

Giving his own example, he said that leaving the party would put people into a political wilderness. “It’s not a small thing.”

Rep. Lee previously pointed out that a member of the House of Representatives who does not want to support a member’s specific instructions should resign and have the courage to run for a by-election. “We have had cases of prime ministers violating the Constitution, but we did not exercise the option of resigning,” Raja Ravani regretted. “Resignation is very costly.”

At the hearing, Judge Munib Akhtar also questioned Rabbani about the circumstances in which he voted in favor of a military court in passing the 21st Amendment.

Judge Akhtar said: “If the members had not voted, would this have been compared to Khayanat (betrayal)?

Raza Rabbani explained that she lacked the moral courage to face the second aftermath (being in a political wilderness).

In response, Judge Jamal Khan Mandokhel said he did not hold the voters accountable because he was not directly elected as a senator.

Justice Mandokhel also questioned the consequences of violating the Constitution, wondering if all such actions would result in a loss of life. Rabbani explained that true politicians or middle-class or middle-class professions do not have the same annoying values ​​as aristocrats, and that their resignation would end their political career.

Attorney Ali Zafar alleges that a member’s withdrawal is a breach of trust because it is close to dishonesty, and therefore demands at 62(1)(f) that:

A lifetime ban applies. He suggested that if lawmakers voted against the direction of a party, the votes should not be counted at all for purposes of a no-confidence resolution.

Posted at Serb on April 22, 2022